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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

Indylan-Learn Indigenous Languages

Principal function(s): Autonomous learning

IndyLan is an educational mobile app designed to help users learn some of Europe's endangered languages, namely Gaelic, Scots, Cornish, Basque, Galician, and Saami. The app also provides cultural information about the people who speak these languages. IndyLan contains around 4,000 vocabulary items in 100 categories, which can be practised in various study modes, such as Vocabulary, Phrases, Dialogues, Grammar, Aural Comprehension, and Culture. It deals only with these endangered languages, so it is specifically for people with a particular interest. IndyLan was developed by the Heriot-Watt University within the framework of the “Mobile Virtual Learning for Indigenous Languages”, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union - Project No: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061875. Evaluation: IndyLan can be engaging and useful for learners as it provides a comprehensive set of tools and resources to learn endangered European languages and cultures. Its diverse study modes, such as Vocabulary, Phrases, Dialogues, Grammar, Aural Comprehension, and Culture, cater to different learning styles and help learners develop various language skills engagingly and interactively. For teachers of these endangered languages, it provides resources to teach the language and could be useful as a complementary or self-study tool. It is user-friendly and accessible to a wide range of users. Indylan puts endangered languages in the spotlight and even only for this is worth a mention. Overall, IndyLan's is a valuable tool for preserving linguistic and cultural diversity, in the framework of a very insightful project.

Cost: Free

Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.indylan&gl=U

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Straightforward, user-friendly

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

Finnish, Swedish, English, Norwegian and Spanish.

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium/high. The app does neither record identifiable personal information nor share personal data with third-party services. See more here. However, it is hosted by Google Apps, so the usual policies apply. That means that Google apps collect personal data, which may later be shared with third parties. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes.

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Low. Resource for learning specific minority languages and the content is predetermined.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

The app has to be downloaded. It requires signing up with a name, e-mail and password.

Compatibility/ Operating System

Android, iOS.

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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